Thomas John Baker, Sr.

Died: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Location: MacDonald Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
Location: Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church


12:00 PM Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
Location: Garden of Memories Cemetery

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Thomas John Baker Sr.,  age 86, passed away December 27, 2018 At Hailey's Cove palliative care unit at the James A. Haley V.A. Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Charlevoix, Michigan and grew up in St. Louis, Michigan where he joined the Air Force to serve during the Korean War, eventually settling in Tampa at MacDill Air Force Base where he was stationed when he met his wife.  He was a devout Catholic and raised a large family. He was a mechanical and electrical genius with a passion for antique and classic cars and a member of the local VFW Post.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Margaret "Peggy" Haskins Baker.  He remarried to Alice Ward. He Is also preceded in death by two of his sons Thomas  Baker Jr (wife Mary Ann), & James Patrick Baker. He is survived by his wife Alice and her daughters, Kay Gundle (Greg) and Lynn Zablo as well as his brother Gilbert Baker (Wanda),  His living children include Joseph Baker (Veronica ), Michael Baker (Deborah), John Matthew Baker (Donna), Mary Ann Yaney  (Cliff) and Robert Baker  (Carmen.) as well as 23 grand children and 31 great grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Monday, Dec 31st at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church,
2510 E. Hanna Ave, Tampa FL 33610. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors presented by MacDill Air Force Base Honor Guard

The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec 30th at MacDonald Funeral Home, 10520 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa

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Joseph and Frances Nettles
   Posted Sat December 29, 2018
Dear Alice and all those of Tom's Extended Family, We are so very sorry for your loss of a truly loving husband, father and grandfather. May the love of our All Powerful Loving Heavenly Father guide your thoughts and steps in the days and weeks ahead.You have been blessed. Lovingly, Joseph and Frances Nettles

Billy & Dona Allen
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of our beloved friend and your beloved husband, father and grandfather Tommy. He will live in our memory forever.

Bill Inman
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
This is the second time I have mourned my friend Tom Baker, once as a teenager when he was lost at sea for a week, and now. Tom has been loved like a member of our family since my early teens and will be missed by all that knew him.

Mrs Brown
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
May the God (Psalms 83:18) provide your family comfort at this difficult time. -2 Corinthians 1:3,4

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